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Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Admiral William H. McRaven

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Grand Central Publishing
27 August 2019
Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; History of the Americas; Military history; Warfare & defence; Special & elite forces
Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having orchestrated some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

SEA STORIES begins in 1963 at a French Officer's Club in Paris, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II -- the place where a young William McRaven learned the value of a good story. SEA STORIES is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security nuclear sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

Action-packed, humorous, and full of valuable life lessons like those exemplified in McRaven's bestselling book, Make Your Bed, SEA STORIES is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.
By:   Admiral William H. McRaven
Imprint:   Grand Central Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   580g
ISBN:   9781538729748
ISBN 10:   1538729741
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   27 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Make Your Bed. In his 37 years as a Navy SEAL, he commanded at every level. As a Four-Star Admiral, his final assignment was as Commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces. He lives in Austin, Texas

Reviews for Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Fascinating...McRaven's war stories deliver remarkable insight into the life of a wartime leader. --Publishers Weekly Spellbinding. --Texas Monthly Sea Stories, a well-written book that reads like a thriller, covers some of the most important historical actions taken by Navy SEALs and other special operators. --The Washington Times Readers interested in the essential work of military special forces will be inspired by McRaven's adventures. --Kirkus Engaging...Sea Stories is more than an autobiography, more than a narrative of recent military history, and more than the sum of one remarkable man's experiences. In his excellently flowing prose...McRaven not only allows readers the opportunity to vicariously experience daring adventures and the command of elite warriors heading into harm's way, he also shares practical everyday wisdom. --Booklist (Starred Review) Exquisitely simple...superb, smart, and succinct. --Forbes McRaven...has taken the genesis of what he learned during SEAL training and his nearly four decades in Navy Special Operations into a thin, powerful book. --USA Today Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault...McRaven's lessons, like his commencement speech, extend far beyond his bed-making. He devotes the 10-chapter book to lessons about moving beyond failure, standing up to bullies and giving others hope. --Washington Post PRAISE FOR MAKE YOUR BED Should be read by every leader in America... [MAKE YOUR BED] is a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can. It is a book to discuss with your executive leadership team as a spur to meeting shared goals. Most of all, it is a book that will leave you with tears in your eyes. --Wall Street Journal


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